My Kitchen Rules – Veronica and Shadi Rock It
“It was was not horrible but it did not do it for me”, now this is not what you want to hear that at the end of the evening with My Kitchen Rules judge Manu Feidel. He clearly did not enjoy Veronica’s dumplings.
A complaint I have about the show is the episodes are very drawn out, and I feel a bit bored like the contestants must do waiting one and half hours for dessert. However I am enjoying the second five couples better as they appear to have a bit more personality and likeability.
Still not sure about the WA girls- Grace was taking the Avatar craze a bit to seriously tonight with her facial accessories or she was having the first small pox outbreak in a few decades.
I do think there has to be a time penalty when it takes the team over an hour between courses. If this was a restaurant and you rocked up at 5.00pm you would like dessert by 12.00.
Tonight was Queensland couple Veronica and Shadi’s turn to cook, and I thought their menu was the most appealing out of all the teams thus far. They served garlic and chilli tiger prawns with orange and fennel salad, snapper with tahini sauce, with fattosh and labne, and for dessert chocolate and ricotta dumplings with ginger infused apple sauce.
I was surprised they bought already cooked prawns but this did not seem to diminish the flavour of the entree, which everybody loved. Even the picky Victorian team couldn’t find anything wrong with it.
Manu gave out his first ten for the series.
Victorian team Rowan and Sophie are the Mel and Paul of the second five teams. Nothing appears to please them.
Rowan thought the tomatoes had been cut too soon in the fattoush, and the flour around the snapper left a funny feeling in Sophie’s mouth.
The size of the snapper looked huge, and I think it could have done without the toasted almonds on it.
There was big gap between the main and dessert of an hour and half as they were making the dumplings from scratch. Again what are these people doing in their prep time?
Also only deep frying three dumplings at a time in a tiny saucepan didn’t help their time management. By the time all were cooked the ones first cooked must have been limp and soggy.
I loved the presentation of the dessert, however no one appeared to really like the flavour.
Also points to NSW’s team Ben and Deb who after receiving a terribly low score last episode gave them a seven. Clint and Noah would have scored them a four. The other teams also gave them a mix of sevens and eights.
Pete Evans scored the prawns 9, snapper 8, and dessert 3
Manu scored prawns 10, snapper 7, and dessert 4.
The grand total was 70 which was the highest score for any of teams so far. The competition is hotting up, and I have got to watch tomorrow night just to see what they are serving up that is horrifying everyone.